Get a glimpse at centuries-old craft brewing traditions, a taste of San Francisco history, and a flight of selected Anchor beers.

We offer guided public tours every day, by reservation only. You’ll get a brief history of our company and a walk through three floors of our brewery. And yes, there’s a tasting session immediately to follow. Together, the brewery tour and the beer tasting last for about 1.5 hours.


To tour the brewery and drink beer onsite you must have a tour reservation. We take reservations up to three months in advance and payment is required in order to process the reservation. Included in the price is a walking tour of the brewery, education about Anchor Brewing and beers, as well as a tasting in our taproom at the conclusion of the tour.

Tours are available daily and you may have up to ten people per reservation, depending on available space. Due to popular demand, we are not able to accommodate you for a tour without a reservation. To view tour availability and book a tour, please see below. Children are welcome on the tour, but you must be 21+ to taste beer. There is no public parking area, besides street parking, and public transportation is strongly encouraged.

Enjoy beers and food at Anchor Public Taps before or after your brewery tour! Join us for good times and good beer at our pilot brewery and bar located just across the street from our main brewery in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district. Open daily 11am-9pm.

Anchor Brewing Tour Reservation FAQ's

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Private Catered Events

At Anchor Brewing, we can accommodate large groups for corporate, alumni or other specific group outings that are catered and use of the Brewery space in and around the halls of the brewhouse and taproom. We partner exclusively with Melons Catering to create a truly unique experience. If you are interested in more information or pricing, please click the link below.

Catered Event Reservation Form

Our Current Building

We love our building. It was built in 1937 in a beautiful, art deco style and became a coffee roastery. By 1977, Anchor had five products, a dozen employees and had nearly outgrown its most recent brewery on 8th Street. After a long search, owner Fritz Maytag purchased our current building. On August 13, 1979, Anchor brewed its first Steam® Beer at its new home in San Francisco's Potrero Hill, which remains our home today.

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